8 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend (March 25)

The last weeks broadcast list was the definition of drunk. Not only did we see new arrivals on nearly every major streamer, but we expanded our usual seven entries to eight, such was the quality of the small-screen offerings available to subscribers.

Well, we did the same again this weekend, as new TV shows on Hulu and Paramount More – Atlanta and Halo, in particular – nestle alongside additions to the usual suspects netflix, First video, Disney+ and HBO Max.

Below, then, we’ve rounded up eight of the biggest new movies and TV shows available to watch on streaming services this weekend in March.

And yes, Bridgerton is back. Do not panic.

Bridgerton season 2

Unquestionably, the most publicized arrival this weekend is Bridgerton season 2which comes to Netflix more than a year after the series debuted on the internet.

Before Squid Game arrives and broke all audience records Out of the water, Shonda Rhimes’ Regency-era drama ranked as the greatest TV series in streamer history, and while breakout star Regé-Jean Page won’t return for its new episodes, we expect season 2 to be equally popular among, well, everyone.

Bridgerton’s latest episode spotlights Bridgerton’s older brother, Lord Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), as he embarks on a quest to find a bride. Sex educationSimone Ashley joins the show’s cast as potential partner Kate – but as you’d expect with Bridgerton’s raunchy style, their romance is far from guaranteed.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Halo (Paramount Plus)

If it weren’t for Bridgerton, Paramount Plus’ highly anticipated Halo TV show would surely have been at the top of this week’s streaming arrivals list.

A nine-part adaptation of the acclaimed video game series, this big-budget adventure follows the exploits of Master Chief, a cybernetically-enhanced super-soldier tasked with defending humanity from the evil alien Covenant in the 26th century.

Halo will no doubt prove an enjoyable, CGI-filled adventure for many sci-fi fans, though judging by the series’ early episodes, we at TechRadar thinks he has an identity problem (check out our roundup of other Reviews on Halo before looking too). UK viewers will have to wait until later in 2022 to see this one on Sky and Now TV.

Now available to stream on Paramount Plus in the US.

Atlanta season 3 (Hulu)

Four years after its second season, Donald Glover’s acclaimed comedy Atlanta returns to Hulu in the US for its long-awaited third outing.

Rather than taking viewers back to the titular city, new episodes will follow Earn (Glover), Darius (LaKeith Stanfield), and Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) for the first time as they traverse various European locations. We don’t expect less musical mayhem, mind.

The first two episodes of Atlanta Season 3 are available to stream now, with the remaining eight scheduled to arrive weekly every Friday (one day after they air on FX). UK viewers will (eventually) find them in Disney Plus’ Star Library, but we don’t yet know when.

Now available to stream on Hulu in the US.

Pachinko (Apple TV Plus)

Billed as Apple’s first trilingual original series (with dialogue in English, Korean and Japanese), Pachinko tells the multi-generational story of a Korean family who immigrate to Japan.

Adapted from the 2017 novel of the same name by Min Jin Lee, the eight-episode show stars Minari’s Oscar winner Youn Yuh-jung, Devs’ Jin Ha, and Korean megastar Lee Min-ho. If you’re familiar with South Korean cinema, this is a roadmap.

As such, we think Pachinko could be a smash hit in 2022 – especially after the critical success of recent Apple TV Plus projects Swan Song, Severance and WeCrashed. The first three episodes of the series are available to stream now, with the other five airing every Friday.

Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus.

A Perfect Shot (HBO Max)

Moviegoers, listen up: One Perfect Shot is the factual report for you.

From filmmaker Ava DuVernay – who helmed one of best netflix documentaries13th – this six-episode docuseries (inspired by the Twitter account of the same name) sees acclaimed film directors discuss their most iconic shots.

Each episode is dedicated to a single filmmaker, with entries focusing on Michael Mann, Patty Jenkins, and Aaron Sorkin. All six episodes are available to stream now on HBO Max, although we don’t yet know when or where UK viewers will be able to enjoy them.

Now available to stream on HBO Max in the US.

No Wife, No Trial (Prime Video)

One Perfect Shot (above) may read like a basketball documentary, but it’s definitely the sports subject matter of Prime Video’s No Woman No Try.

A behind-closed-doors look at the current state of gender, ethnicity and gender equality in women’s rugby, this important feature film is inspired by the global #IAmEnough movement (initiated in 2020 by the documentary director, Victoria Rush) and asks the question: how to defeat the opposition when they are not on the field?

No Woman No Try features the views of professional rugby players, advocates for women’s sport and their male allies, and ultimately aims to highlight the barriers women face to succeeding in an already difficult sport.

Now available to stream on Prime Video.

Olivia Rodrigo: Drive Home 2 u (Disney Plus)

We’ll admit it: a documentary retracing the creative process of singer Olivia Rodrigo is not the most exciting of novelties Disney Plus Shows.

That said, Rodrigo’s legions of fans — and we’re talking millions here — will inevitably be interested in how the star’s record-breaking debut album, Sour, came together.

As well as exploring Rodrigo’s inspirations for songwriting, Driving home 2 u also features new arrangements of the singer’s most popular tracks and offers a more personal look at one of the biggest rising stars in music. music industry.

Now available to stream on Disney Plus.

The 94th Academy Awards (Hulu + Live TV, Sky Go, Now TV)

Still the biggest date on the Hollywood movie calendar, the Oscars return to the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday (or Monday morning, if you’re in the UK).

We have already noted what the 2022 BAFTA results tell us about the race for the Oscarsbut this year Oscar nominees are a diverse (and therefore unpredictable) bunch. By most accounts, however, The Power of the Dog, CODA and Belfast are the trio of films in the running for Best Picture (we think this is a first win for Netflix).

Those in the United States can tune in to the 94th Academy Awards via Hulu’s live TV subscription plan, or take advantage of the free trial currently offered by Fubo TV. UK viewers will find the ceremony streaming on Sky Go and Now TV via the Sky Movies channel.

Available to stream from Sunday on various streaming platforms.

Alfonso E. Cramer